Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village, Ayutthaya

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
1.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Located on an island in the middle of a large pond, Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village boasts over 200 shops selling everything from clothing to food. If you get tired of shopping, rent a paddle boat to explore the pond, or join a boat tour around the island and admire the architecture. This unique shopping experience is right next door to an elephant camp, too, so you can ride one of the gentle giants during your trip or watch them put on a show. Plan your Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ayutthaya using our Ayutthaya vacation route planner.
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  • Ayothaya floating market are attractions to come. There are plenty of activities such as feeding the elephants, Tigers and sheep milk brother Koi walks shots full stomach. It is also an activity history shows that real good adrenaline thaiayangalangkan. Return, it does not forget to buy Roti Sai Mai home, isn't it?
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  • Yes you can take a boat ride past the shops, so it might qualify as a "floating market" but it's really just a manufactured tourist attraction and hardly worth the visit. Like other reviewers, I have ...  read more »
  • Suggest you sneak in the side entrance! Why am I paying 200bhat for the honor of shopping? Prices are a bit high. Food court was highlight, lots of choices, picky kids ate. The fish spa lady is adorab...  read more »
  • 200thb for a very short boat ride. You can't even buy anything from the boat, nearly a scam. Just pay 20 thb to get in and walk around. All in all not worth the time
  • Absolute disgrace!! Firstly "farang" can't even look inside without having to pay 200baht each. We we're promised a live show and boat ride. The boat ride was nice however the live show was just finishing and at the gate we were told we would get to see another one. This didn't happen, everyone was packing up to go home. So go early if u do want to waste your money. There is no floating markets! There is however a lot of wooden shacks on stilts. They look nice don't get me wrong but there wasn't anything floating. The final nail in the coffin was when we were leaving we had to watch all the elephants being pulled along. The mahout was on the ground with his hooked stick hanging on the elephants ear pulling him along. All elephants had steel chains hanging from there necks where they were obviously going into the shed to be locked up for the night. Not a pleasant sight
  • Not a true floating market. The boat ride is $200bht but so not worth it as it basically just takes you around and doesn't stop like it's supposed to.
  • Don't spend your money on a ticket. Just walk down the street on the left side of the ticket area and you'll find an entry to the market without having to pay. It's just not really worth the price.
  • Very disappointing on the whole and way too touristy. Lunch by the water was OK but we weren't interested in shopping or feeding fish.
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